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WHUT
Jul 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
, this is "gmt" on bbc world news. the u.s. gets tougher on north korea. new sanctions targeting the country's elite intended to stem the funding of the regime's nuclear program. >> north korea can halt its provocative behavior, threats, and belligerence toward its neighbors. >> we take you into the camps of the pkk as the circus -- as the turkish separatist leader talks about ending the armed struggle if the conditions are right. and a special report on the export trade of asbestos to developing countries. hello, welcome to "gmt." i'm david eades. if you're luxuries' and arms, the latest sanctions imposed by the u.s. and north korea marked a further attempt by washington to stem the country's nuclear ambitions. u.s. secretary of state said on the visit to the capital of south korea that it was part of an attempt to stamp out illegal money-making ventures aimed at funding the nuclear program. we can go live to seoul to join our correspondent. john? >> hillary clinton spoke about the six decades that america and south korea have been standing shoulder to shoulder through the struggle of war a
FOX
Jul 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
margin cars made in the u.s.a. outpaced imports in terms of quality. but have the car companys' images improved? us automakers finally listened. consumers seem to be shifting their views about buying american. "cadillacs are awesome. i mean my next car is a cadillac. reporter: and you are driving what right now? a lexus. this is a great car for as long as i have had it don't get me wrong, but cadillac is putting out a great car right now. and, yeah, i will go back to buying american." "we now have people thinking i want to buy american." david koehler, marketing professor at the university of illinois at chicago believes american automakers are doing a better job of keying in on what consumers want. "i think that as for becoming more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly, it's becoming better." "would you buy an american car? do you think the quality is getting better? i do, i do feel like the quality is getting better. especially now that taxpayers bailed them out. they were forced to." koehler agrees bailout money sparked u.s. automakers to improve quality. ford did not take the
PBS
Jul 20, 2010 7:00pm PDT
foreign minister katsuya okada and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton were among the participants. >> the transition process is too important to push off indefinitely. >> the escalation in attacks by taliban insurgents has led to sharp rises in casualties and war costs on the part of the supporting nations. these countries hope to promote the training of afghan forces and police officers for a gradual transfer of security responsibilities to pave the way for withdrawal of the international forces. but it's taking time to turn them into forces with high ethical standards and professionalism. corruption is widespread, even among police officers. some provide the taliban with weapons. countries supporting afghanistan are seeking exit strategies but they are bound to face an uphill battle. >>> the conference ended with an agreement to set a time limit for handing over security responsibilities to the afghan government, but it's still unclear if the transfer can be realized by the deadline. the u.s.-led coalition forces have fought the taliban for nine years. peace and stability would
PBS
Jul 21, 2010 12:30am PDT
opportunities will show that. at the moment, the u.s. secretary of state is being taken to the dmz, the border between the twok koreas. she will be given her a glimpse of the authoritarian, isolated stayed on the other side. >> north korea signaled it wants to return to talks with some of the regional powers in asia on its nuclear weapons program. what to washington and seoul think of that? >> there has been a cautious welcome as there would be for any statement from north korea that it is ready to come back to the negotiating table. i think the priority for washington and its ally is to prepare for a joint naval exercise which will begin this weekend. the visit of hillary clinton coincides with those preparations. this is a large-scale exercise involving 20 ships, 200 aircraft, 8000 personnel. the message is clear. sending a message of deterrence career.h towe further acts of aggression will not be tolerated. while any sort of a conciliatory statement will be welcomed, at the moment, the real focus is on sending a message of deterrence. >> a senior auditor at the united nations was -- launche
PBS
Jul 21, 2010 2:30pm PDT
. the jury found he was stealing from the company. he found a way to discover that u.s. law has used against him was somewhat unconstitutional. irrepressible in the way they tried to come down the mountain. >> t outmanoeuvre the paper's owners. the telegraph became the centerpiece to the world's largest newspaper empire. but they are long gone now. >> his business success brought membership in the house of lords. >> the trusted conrad black. >> while some admire the achievements, others found them extravagant. saying that he was living a billionaires' lifestyle on a millionaire's salary. he spent the last two years in a florida jail. what now for conrad black? >> he has been vindicated and stays out of jail. those that have attacked him in this city should look out, conrad is back. >> for now he has been told that he must stay in the united states or forfeit bail. >> you are watching "bbc world news." rare access to secret kurdish guerrilla camp in iraq. telling the bbc that they could be willing. british astronomers say that they observe the biggest start detected anywhere in the universe,
WETA
Jul 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
legislation makes it extremely difficult for foreigners to seek -- sued the u.s. government over acts of war. >> the bbc has invited the pentagon to comment, we have had no response. no hesitation on the subject of north korea. we are targeting the leadership and their assets. that was the message from hillary clinton today as she announced further sanctions against north korea. tensions in the area have been rising, our correspondent has the report. >> hillary clinton was given her first of close glimpse of north korea. the u.s. secretary of state's visit to the heavily fought -- heavily fortified border was a part of the symbolism of this trip, a show of support for their south korean and allies. at a press conference, mrs. clinton made clear that there was substance. >> today i am announcing a series of measures to increase our ability to prevent north korea's proliferation and halt their illicit activities that funds their weapons programs as the surge brings more provocative action. these are aimed at the procurement of material. >> punishment for no. 3 apostle legend torpedo into the w
ABC
Jul 20, 2010 5:30pm PDT
know, the high octane british prime minister, david cameron, arrived for his first u.s. visit since taking office in early may. and we had a chance to interview him. cameron and obama, both in their 40s, both with young children. but cameron is a conservative, and on this day, we learned bp is selling $7 billion in assets to another oil company, the apache corporation, to generate cash for the costs of the oil spill. cameron has been worried that the unrelenting u.s. pressure on the company could affect the stockholders on both sides of the ocean. are you as angry about what happened in the gulf as americans are? >> yes, i was very angry about it, because anyone who cares about the environment, when you see those pictures of oil pouring out of an underground well and doing so much environmental damage, doing so much damage to wildlife, to beaches, to livelihood, that makes you angry. and i want bp to sort it out. i do think it's in britain's interest and also america's interest, and the world's interest, that bp remains a strong and stable company, not only so it's able to make thos
PBS
Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
over tensions with bp, whose ruptured oil well has caused the biggest environmental disaster in u.s. history, and there is also an investigation into bp's involvement with the release of the lockerbie bomber. more than 100 people died in 1988 as a result of his bomb. he might be the most unpopular company in america right now, and it cast a long shadow over today's meeting, didn't it? >> it is the most hated company in america, even more than goldman sachs. but they called themselves by first names and it was an atmosphere of friendship. but bp was the dominant topic at the press conference, and especially thel ockerbie affair. they are building pressure to have a formal inquiry into the release of the bomber last year. the documents will be reread one more time to find out why this decision was taken back then. he made it clear he was opposed, against the decision a year ago. he still is, and thinks it is the wrong decision. >> he does not want the government to get involved in their own investigation. will he lean on b.p. any other way? >> conerning the oil spill, he said of cours
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2010 9:00pm EDT
shown by an employee at the u.s. department of agriculture. the evidence was a video clip of shirley sherrod speaking at an naacp event this march. at that event she recounts this story. >> the first time i was faced with having a white farmer needing to save his farm, he took a long time talk iing but was trying to show he was superior to me, i knew what he was doing. what he didn't know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was i was trying to decide how much help i was going to give him. i was dealing with the fact that so many black people have lost their farm land and here i was faced with a white person needing to save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> damning evidence, right? a usda official, a government official admitting on tape to racial discrimination, to withholding government assistance to white farmers, specifically because they're white. stop the presses! within hours of that clip being posted online and billed as evidence of a racist within the obama administration fox news, understanding their
PBS
Jul 20, 2010 5:30pm PDT
visits the u.s., how close are these the two leaders devastating floods in china and they are putting pressure on the recently completed three gorges dam. coming up later, as the north korean spy, she blew up an aircraft. now she is a best-selling author. why she is visiting japan. the warning that this activity could live up to its grim name, it is called >> hello and welcome. -an army recruit has turned up n foreigners, this time in two american civilians were shot dead at a training base in afghanistan. on an afghan soldier and a suspected gunmen were also killed. this is the second incident in as many weeks and it comes as representatives of from 70 countries descended on the capital to discuss the future of the country. the president of hamid karzai says that he would like afghan troops to take over total responsibility. >> he is the president of the nation at war but he has been accused of presiding over a cop and sissy -- over incompetency and corruption. now he is being touted as a man who can turn this around. more than 70 representatives came to give him their backing. he ha
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
sherrod with the u.s. department of agriculture and obama administration appointee at a naacp meeting this year to help a white farmer who came for aid. >> i was str wlg the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland and here i was faced with having to help a white person save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> reporter: sherrod said the incident she's describing was more than 20 years ago before she worked for the usda, a story she told as an example of overcoming her own prejudices. >> that's when it was revealed to me it was about poor and versus the people who have. >> and tell them the story how i changed while i was working with him. i used that to help others to see it's not about race. >> reporter: but the reaction was swift and certain. the usda asked her to resign. sherrod said she was driving when she got the call from an agriculture official from washington. >> she said they want you to pull over to the side of the road and submit your resignation. it was just unbelievable, you know. it was just unbelievable. >> and that was
PBS
Jul 21, 2010 3:00pm PDT
of reverse racism at the u.s. department of agriculture, as with newshour political editor david chalian, the administration apologizes to a fired employee. >> lehrer: plus, a tom bearden oil spill report on the dispute over how to block the flow of oil into threatened tidal estuaries in louisiana. >> woodruff: and, on this 60th anniversary of north korea's attack on the south, jeffrey brown revisits that first hot conflict of the cold war, and explores its continuing legacy with warren wiedhahn, a u.s. marine veteran of the war, plus historians michael beschloss and alex roland. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the campaign to toughen financi
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
.com. >> the u.s. navy wants to move its hospital from its baltimore location. it has been a time since 1987. it wants to move it to norfolk, virginia. that move is a huge waste of money and wants the relief ship to stay in canton. >> been a pays a million dollars a year to keep the comfort adopted in baltimore. -- docked here in baltimore. it will cost more in money and convenience to move it to norfolk, virginia. it has been a staple in baltimore for 23 years. most recently, the earthquake in haiti. >> we have pride. we see if we drive down 95. >> the navy has $10 million in their budget legislation to build a new one in norfolk. a spokesperson says the navy is looking at options once the contract ends in 2013. it is too early to say whether the comfort will shift from baltimore. >> they are located in an area that is close to bethesda hospital. the 1200 people that are on the ship are signed with bethesda hospital. >> he passed an amendment to the military budget in the appropriations committee to stop the move. >> my independence says they have to do a cost analysis. when the facts come
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 10:00am EDT
to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives for today's morning business. live coverage here on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend herbert brook, st. john missionary baptist church, joliet, illinois. the chaplain: our heavenly father and creator, we acknowledge your presence and power on this day. today, lord, we ask your blessings upon this house of government and remind us of your word. the government shall be a soldier. we humbly ask, lord, to guide them, direct them, rest your spirit upon their shoulder during this decisionmaking time. we ask, lord, you endow them with the ability to make the right decisions that is pleasing to our lord and to all mankind. keep every representative of this great country strong, of sound mind, willing heart to continue to serve. protect those that are protecting us, lord, as we ask you to be our henchly protector. bless -- heavenly protector. bless t
FOX
Jul 20, 2010 10:00pm PDT
. >> how do i feel? i feel optimistic. >>> a bay area mother with a lot of stake reacts to the u.s. plans to retrieve troops from afghanistan. >>> they say they feel vindicated. tonight, people who carry weapons legally say they have won when it comes to a police officer and the controversial comments he made about the open carry movement. lloyd lacuesta is live tonight with our report. >> reporter: the police detective of palo alto released this comment tonight. that the officer participated in misbehavior when he commented on open carry. if one of them makes a further movement, two weeks off. >> the fact that an officer would be joking about something like that, putting a person at risk by putting him at gunpoint and going so far as to say, get a bullet in them to enjoy two weeks of paid vacation, that's going a little too far. >> reporter: s h hahab protested -- shahab protested tonight because the group feels that the city is taking too long. >> those comments have been found to be sustained and it did violate department policy. >> reporter: the officer may get suspension but not term
FOX News
Jul 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
. bill: we are digging deeper, one of the top secret u.s. intelligence community, "the washington post" focusing on the intelligence business that's hidden in suburbs across america. this is a 3-part series. it has gotten so much attention. today's point is about the impact we've never seen. chris stierwalt, good morning to you. we had guests breathing fire on this story on day one, on monday. it seems to have ebbed since it is day three of the series. what's new today? >> what's new today, i guess you'd say more of the same but what the post is going to, these great lengths, and i mean lengths, to talk about is how big and complex america's sort of intelligence system is, where you're talking about the hundreds of thousands of people with top security clearance, or top secret clearance, you're talking about nestled in strip malls across the country contractors who are doing the work of filtering through the intelligence that's designed to seep us safe. bill: if there was a timing in the question, general clapper is director of national intelligence, some hearings set to begin this wee
FOX News
Jul 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
. >> reporter: cameron opposed the release a year ago inherited a mess complicating the british-u.s. relations on terrorism and the oil spill. >> releasing the lockerbie bomber, mass murder of 270 people, largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom was completely wrong. >> cameron tried to fence off british oil giant b.p. from al-megrahi's release despite the revelations the company lobbied for release of prisoners to secure drilling rights off the coast. >> it wasn't a decision taken by b.p., it was taken by the scottish government. >> b.p. says it never lobbied specifically for the al-megrahi's release. lawmaker lawmakers like senator bob menendez don't buy it, citing revelation about documents linking b.p., former intelligence officer and jack straw, from brown's recently ousted government. >> very revealing and questions whether b.p. was willing to do anything they could to get a prisoner transfer release to strike oil deal on the lives of americans and others who perished on pan am 103. >> they call for review of available evidence. both have little recourse to challenge
FOX News
Jul 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
? >> they allowed the prisoner transfer agreement. >> it is not case closed. >> u.s. lawmakers say we may get some answers after all. plus one passenger says the plane just dropped right out of the sky. >> i saw at least two people hit the ceiling. drinks were flying. >> tonight, terror at 30,000 feet. >> and what the bleep? blago gave us his word. >> i want to promise the people of illinois i'm going to testify. when i testify, which i will, and i can't wait to testify to set the record straight. >> but tonight, a bombshell on planet blago. >> the biggest lesson i've learned is that i talk too much. >> who taught him that? >> governor -- >> and how will he clear his name now? but first from fox this wednesday night, the white house apologizing to the african-american woman who says she was forced to resign from her job at the department of agriculture after a comment she made appeared on the internet. on a web site that posted an edited video with her comments about race taken out of context and leading to what the white house is now calling an injustice. she is shirley sherrod. she gave a
KOFY
Jul 21, 2010 11:30am PDT
cultivation. >> all that debate may be moot. if the federal government decides to step in and the u.s. supre court ruled five years ago that local and sta laws are changing. federal law is still federal law. >>> the suspect involved a gun battle with chp on interstate 580 is expected to enter a plea to attempted murder charges in court in the next coue of hours. meantime, police say theyheir confrontation with byron will qams may have prevented a bigger problem and they know who he was targetin >> this morning, byron williams has yet to take the stand and enter a ea. a sheriff's deputy to me they still have to interview him and try to of before the judge as quickly as possible. he has medical issues. those e the gunshot wounds he suffered during the mass shootout. >> you can hear some of the shots from the intense 12 minute gun battle that took place between chp officers early sunday morning on 580 in oakland. the suspect byron williams has told investigators he hoped to start a receiver lies by traveling to san francisco and killing people of importance at the aclu and tides foundatio that
PBS
Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
community, and his words came on a day of new violence. we get two views on how much the u.s. and others can rely on the karzai government. >> brown: then we look at the new choice for director of national intelligence and his tough job ahead. >> brown: paul solman reports from greece on tough, new austerity measures and the anger they've brought on. >> lehrer: and margaret warner talks to dr. anthony fauci about promising new ways to prevent aids. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> lehrer: the president of afghanistan appealed for greater global support at today's kabul conference on security and development. as he spoke, the country's problems were underscored by events outside the afghan capital. zelikow president karzai addressed representatives from dozens of nations and organizations. and he called again for afghans to take charge of their own security nationwide by 2014. >> the national institutions dedicated to fulfilling the constitutional duty has ensured the security of our country. >> lehrer: karzai's date of 2014 i
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. tonight, legal officials want to move the u.s. comfort out of baltimore to norfolk, virginia. one maryland congressman says, not so fast. >> the navy's contract here in baltimore ends in 2013 and several mayor led -- maryland legislators have taken up the issue. >> the u.s., for it brings medical care and supplies to people in need across the globe. most recently, it deployed to help victims of the earthquake in haiti. it has been docked in baltimore for 23 years. the navy is considering moving it to norfolk. >> they are paying $1 million a year to have the comfort at the port of baltimore. we have been doing this for 23 years. why change now? >> legislators are fighting the move for a number of reasons. one is the $5 billion the navy recently spent to upgrade the comforts docked in canton, allowing it to remain in baltimore. he introduced an amendment to take a closer look at that. >> i am asking for a cost analysis. why do you spend $5 million which will allow the comfort tuesday in baltimore for 20 years and then say, we're going to move it? >> another reason to keep it here is it is cl
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
on funding for the u.s. military? >caller: democrats are trying to pass a house approved senate appropriations bill that would fund operations in iraq and afghanistan and would add $22.8 billion in domestic discretionary spending, including $10 billion for an education jobs fund. house democrats added a bunch of money to the supplemental. the senate this week is going to try to pass the house bill but democratic leaders in the senate are not optimistic. they do not think that they will get the votes that they need, they do not think enough republicans will support the house bill, but they are going to try and ways to prove to the speaker that they give it a shot. host: will they meet the deadline? caller: gates was on the hill last week, telling them that if congress does not pass this extra funding for the troops by the august recess, which is scheduled to begin august 6 in the senate, they would not be able to pay the troops. they would run out of money to pay the troops. it has to be done before congress leaves for the august recess. it is safe to say that it will happen. dem
KICU
Jul 20, 2010 11:30pm PDT
expected oil pressure inside the cap. >>> the scientific teams from the u.s. government and bp and other industry experts and missions continue to talk about the pressure difference in the well and the sources for that that continues to be the main point of discussion. >> also today, a bp employee who worked on the well testified that his told his boss about a hydraulic fluid leak from a critical safety device but doesn't know if federal supervisors were notified. >>> ktvu has followed solar's military career for five years now, tonight rita williams has an update. >> reporter: the war in afghanistan is 7,400 miles away from safe gated rossmoore. but for pat solar, it's as close as a computer. >> i'm not going to put my face in sand, i want to know if she's in danger. >> reporter: he is her son. in the seventh month of serving. we first met pat solar and kyle a short while after kyle enlisted. inspired by his grandfather. >> it was 9/11 that was our pearl harbor. >> reporter: solar hasn't just grown up in the army, he's excelled in it. the audi murphy award, the patterson award, two purp
CBS
Jul 21, 2010 6:30pm EDT
wrongly fired by the u.s.d.a. >> without a doubt, ms. sherrod is owed an apology. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, small towns, huge salaries. outrage in california where the city manager makes nearly twice as much as the president of the united states. it's a reenactment, but investigators say this is what happens when a north korean torpedo struck a south korean warship. and he's no houdini, but he did turn a cell phone into a porsche. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it was an extraordinary scene on national television today. the president's top spokesman admitting the administration had fired an official of the agriculture department for alleged racism without knowing all the facts. and then he offered her an apology. but it didn't stop there. the man who fired shirley sherrod, agriculture secretary tom vilsack, soon popped up on t.v. himself and offered her another job. all this while the nation watched her watch them. we begin tonight with jan cr
FOX News
Jul 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the rhetoric. in every large movement, 145 million people in the u.s., there is always a fringe. so, that doesn't represent the movement at large. >> the tea party caucus is non-partisan, but no democrats or independents turned out for the meeting today. most republicans who did show up have been the tea party fans for months. while the new caucus may give the tea party access to lawmakers, the fact is that it was created today. that proves lawmakers were already listening, bret. >> bret: all right, carl. thank you. on day 93 of the gulf oil disaster, there is concern that rainstorms moving toward the area more force a shutdown of efforts to seal the reptured well. engineers say they relief well might be, might reach b.p.'s broken well by the weekend. but an evacuation because of that storm system could delay that by a couple of weeks. also today, the times of london report b.p. ceo tony hayward will step down by early september. the company, though, says hayward still has the support of the board of directors. president obama today signed a sweeping overhaul of financial industry regulations t
CBS
Jul 21, 2010 5:00am PDT
in california potentially in the u.s. we'll take a look at that background coming up here in the next half hour, sydnie. >> we have also got a ballot measure in november, too. >> reporter: of course. >> to legalize it. so we'll wait to see what happens there. but obviously they are getting ready. anne, thank you very much, anne makovec in oakland. >>> the man suspected in a shootout with the california highway patrol in oakland is expected to enter a plea this morning. 45-year-old byron williams of tuolumne county was formally charged yesterday, including trying to murder four chp officers. the officers had approached his truck after pulling him over on interstate 580 in oakland on saturday night. none of the officers was hurt, but williams did have to be treated for bullet wounds. police now say williams was drunk and was rambling about starting a revolution. >> we learned he was on his way on saturday night to two organizations, pulling called the tides, the other the aclu, with the sole purpose to kill people. usually these organizations are closed on sunday and his plans were to wait there
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
's the backbone of this country. and it's long past the time in my view that we stand up for u.s. manufacturing. i'm proud to say i'm a product of a manufacturing household. and when i grew up, it was a time when people could have a good job in manufacturing and put food on the table, cover health care costs and supply a pension, but we have seen obviously a lot of loss of good manufacturing jobs due to a number of things, but including, unfair trade practices and policies that put our companies and workers at a disadvantage. as we work together to pass this initiative that is multi-faceted in its approach, because there are many things we need to do to level that playing field and invest in many ways in our manufacturing sector so that we can, again, make things and create real value. we just an economic collapse in this country and all too vivid in our minds and a lot of that that wealth we thought that was out there was created by people moving money around and there was a lot of smoking mirrors going on and when the room cleared up, the american people were smashed under the results. when you
CNN
Jul 21, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, and they accused her of racism against a white farmer. now this former u.s. department of agriculture official might get her job back. but will she take it? >>> and with the stroke of a pen, the president signs the most sweeping financial overhaul of wall street since the great depression. we'll break down what it means to you and your wallet. >>> and we're exploring a mystery behind what is killing the penguins. they're washing ashore on brazil's beaches. first, let me take you to the story we have been following closely. shirley sherrod. you probably know her name by now. she was a georgia-based u.s. department of agriculture official who gave a speech a few months ago. she gave several like it, in which she described events of a quarter century ago. she said she was approached in one case by a white farmer who was struggling, and that she didn't do everything she could have done to help him. well, that was about three minutes of a forty-one minute speech that a conservative blogger posted on the internet. what it left out was her subsequent explanation that, in fact, she had learned from th
FOX News
Jul 21, 2010 11:00am EDT
to do with the u.s. department of agriculture's decision to have shirley sherrod fired, that was entirely up to the designated secretary, that department, tom vilsack, he acted independently of any white house involvement, took no counsel from the white house, reviewed the matter himself and made the decision himself. that was reinforced about 8:00 when a white house official told me that after the fact, meaning after shirley sherrod had been fired, president obama had been briefed on all the facts of the case and fully supported that decision to seek and obtain shirley sherrod's ouster. then late last night the white house, we don't know exactly when, but very late last night or esrerl this morning placed a call to the agriculture department saying it was the white house's opinion that the agriculture department ought to review the facts of the case an see if it missed anything and possibly in the future might come to a different conclusion. i've asked several times today what accounted for this change, number one, and white house involvement, and number two, seeking r
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2010 3:00pm EDT
payments by government. yes, sir? >> china expressed concern over u.s. will further err destabilize the region. does the white house accept those concerns? >> we need a smaller filter for the four cylinder -- makeup person is next, i presume. >> one tv guy cannot go after another tv guy. >> all right, go ahead. i don't know what's going on down there. a whole different set of naval exercises. >> yeah, china has said it's concerned that the u.s.-south korean naval exercises will destabilize the region even further. what political message are you trying to send to north korea. >> i think it's important that these are exercises that are defensive in nature. and defense sends a clear signal of deterrence to the aggression of the north korea and in support of the defense of south korea. i think you've heard the condemnation of those in the administration and the international community for the korea. certainly we are strongly supportive of exercises that demonstrate south korea defending itself. >> let me ask quickly, i'm sorry, i don't think this has been asked. does the president want
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 11:00am PDT
that debate may be moot. if the federal government decides to step in and the u.s. supreme court ruled five years ago that local and state laws are changing. federal law is still federal law. >>> the suspect involved a gun battle with chp on interstate 580 is expected to enter a plea to attempted murder charges in court in the next couple of hours. meantime, police say they their confrontation with byron will qams may have prevented a bigger problem and they know who he was targeting. >> this morning, byron williams has yet to take the stand and enter a plea. a sheriff's deputy told me they still have to interview him and try to get him of before the judge as quickly as possible. he has medical issues. those are the gunshot wounds he suffered during the mass shootout. >> you can hear some of the shots from the intense 12 minute gun battle that took place between chp officers early sunday morning on 580 in oakland. the suspect byron williams has told investigators he hoped to start a receiver lies by traveling to san francisco and killing people of importance at the aclu and tides foundation
WETA
Jul 21, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. intel makes 80% of the c.p. u.s, the brains of the personal computers. >> tom: here is what we're watching for tomorrow: we'll take a look at the june existing home sales. and a busy day, including 3m, at&t, catepillar, microsoft, and u.p.s., to name a few. and will this charging station be a way to fill up in the future? it is one way the government is urging consumers to buy electric cars. we'll explain. >> suzanne: conrad black is now a free man. he walked out of a florida prison, released a day after the judge set bond at $2 million. $are, however, some restrictions: he can't leave the u.s., and must return to chicago for a bail hearing on friday. in 2007, black and three other former executives of hollinger international were convicted of defrauding shareholders of $6 million. he has been behind bars for two years while he appeals that conviction. >> tom: a lawsuit against capitol one is charging forward. a lower court dismissed the case, but today an appeals court reinstated it, saying that capital one could not prove it made the required rate hikes to that consumer. ne
NBC
Jul 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
bags to head to florida on friday. he will head aboard a u.s. coast guard ship to help clean up the oil. a sense of pride for his parents is overwhelming. >> we are really excited for what he will learn and the life lessons he will be able to take away from this. >> i am very proud. very much. >> you'll be spending a total of eight days in the gulf. >> the state has released the list of persistently dangerous schools. all of them are in baltimore city. added to the list, the rising star academy, and northwestern high school. removed were done bar middle school, booker t. washington middle, south side academy. the federal government labels the school as persistently dangerous space on a number of suspensions for offenses such as arson, drugs, fire alarms, and attacks for the test scores for the maryland state assessment. there on the rise despite a slow february they can students out of school. it appears middle school students are making the most progress. officials say there is evidence some kids are starting to master math before they even reach middle school. to check out these court
FOX
Jul 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
for themselves, with no upfronnú >>the navy is making plans to move the u.s. ns comfort too3 virginia..3 large navv medical ship docks in baltimore currently. navy spent $5 milllon to upgrade the comforrs's pier in the harbor to stay thereeanother 20 -ears. but billons of dollars have been >> new test results show students in baltimore city public schools are making some progress. the maryland state assessment exam showed twice as mmny students are meeting and exceeding expectattons compared 72 percent of students are proficienn in reading on par with last year. and 66 percent were proficient in math up from last year. >> the liieup for virgin mobile dc concert booked. ccncert is set for septeeber 25. at mary weatter post pavilion, in columbia. tickees bought online or by phooe on saturday..3 >> wireless broadband etwork set to launch next year offering more options in the serviie. light squurrd. and will start in the second half of 2011 in las vegas, phoeeix, denver, and baltimore. company aims to cover 92 percent of tte population by 2015. >> first lady michele ooaaa in -he city of baltimor
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. they did it happen to -- they decapitated the six police officers. june was the deadliest month for u.s. forces this year. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton says the u.s. is putting correa.ctions on north of col she says the sanctions will be trying to rein in north korea's nuclear program by stamping out the illegal funding >>> rescuers worked in kentucky to say people from rising flood waters. at least four people have died and have the water rose once again last night and rescuers hit the streets and boats to find stranded residents. no injuries were reported last night. >> i was listening to the weather center and the irony is, if you could look at the radar blip from the last three or four days, they look identical, storm after storm is unfortunate. >> we have a repeat going on around here, don't we? >>> it is a different kind of repaid and gets hot, near record-breaking highs. >> is there a relief to mars? >>> for about 18 hours. the most noticeable drop will be tomorrow night and into friday morning here is a good time labs with the sky over washington this morning. the sky
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
firing of nine u.s. attorneys. it's centered on whether they were fired as a way to influence investigations in criminal cases. they said the bush administration did something that was not politically appropriate but was not criminal. >>> the tea party caucus made up of 24 members of congress held their first press conference today to explain their goals. >> we represent mainstream american people who have decided to get off the couch because they want to take the country back. >> i want to tell america we are not terrorists or racists. we care about our country and a future for our children and grandchildren. >> the group says they are formed to fight high taxes, stop government overspending, and follow the ideals of the founding fathers. >>> president obama has signed the most sweeping financial overhaul since the 1930's. the financial reform bill creates a new agency to protect consumer finances and gives the government the power to break up companies that threaten the nation's economy. the reform comes two years after the country's financial meltdown. >>> an aircraft was f
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 5:30pm EDT
autographs for some spectators the governor is accused of trying to sell a u.s. senate seat. >>> how to save thousands or tens of thousands with just a few changes. abc 2 news is working to help you get back to work. >> currently st. ann's school in beautiful annapolis, a hot 90 degrees. wyatt has the forecast coming up ♪ hey i'm donkey settin' sail far far away from far far away. we're out here in the caribbean. soakin' up some sun. woohoo shrek's got some moves. hi five boys, it's sushi time. i'm donkey, feeling the ocean breeze on my hooves, gettin' my vacation on donkey style. why aren't you? ♪ why go one more round ? you don't need a rematch, but a rethink. with lunesta. lunesta is thought to interact with gaba receptors associated with sleep. lunesta helps you get the restful sleep you need. lunesta has some risk of dependency. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agi
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